Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #008: America: The New Zen Question

If there is life after death, George Orwell must be contemplating suicide.

This past week, former New York City Mayor and Republican candidate for President Rudy Giuliani told Meet The Press’s Chuck Todd “Truth isn’t truth.” Todd, clearly exasperated, responded “Mr. Mayor, the truth is the truth. This is going to be a bad meme.” He was giving Rudy a chance to immediately walk that one back. Instead, Giuliani responded “Don’t do this to me,” as though Chuck put that asinine statement in his mouth.

It’s not that Giuliani hadn’t made statements almost as insane before. But, in the words of Boris the Hangman, “as you can see, this one is a doozy!”

His comment on the relationship between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and American imbecile Donald Trump: “Kim Jong-un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in.” 

During a 2016 speech to the Commercial Finance Association at New York’s prestigious Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Rudy decided to comment on Candidate Trump’s bigoted statements regarding Mexicans. Giuliani talked about “Mexicans in the kitchen at the Waldorf” and spoke about Mexicans coming to the U.S. illegally to work in kitchens. Yep; certainly, I would make the 2,000 schlep from Mexico to the Big Apple to get me one of those fine gigs scraping shit off of bone china.

A few months ago, Giuliani told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ Sunday morning gabfest “I’m facing a situation with the President, and all the other lawyers are, in which every lawyer in America thinks he would be a fool to testify. (Well,) I have a client who wants to testify.”

So, Rudy, you’re saying Donald Trump is a fool? Hot damn! At long last, we agree on something of national importance.

Perhaps Rudy was simply being truthful when he said, “Those are the facts that we’re still working on.” I’m pretty certain he was being truthful when he said, “I don’t know how you separate fact and opinion.”

Remember when Rudy said his client, Mr. Trump, could have shot (fired FBI director) Comey to end the Russia investigation and would still have been immune from prosecution while in office? Wow, that seems so long ago.

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ shy and retiring attorney, said “I think it is obvious to the American people that this is a cover-up, that they are making it up as they go along.” That’s how logic works. If there isn’t a method to this madness – and one would think we would have seen some by now – at least there’s an excuse. Trump would be better served by an attorney who didn’t suffer from short-term memory problems. I guess this is a case of “like client, like mouthpiece.”

I can appreciate Giuliani’s remarkable statement that Joe Biden is “a mentally deficient idiot.” Biden owes Rudy one – in the 2008 campaign, Joe said “there’s only three things he (Giuliani) mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11.” Nonetheless, the former mayor was completely out-classed by the former vice-president.

Orwell, in his must-read-in-high-school book 1984, came up with phrases such as “War is Peace,” “Freedom is strength,” “Ignorance is strength,” and my favorite, “The best books are those that tell you what you know already.” But even George didn’t postulate anybody boldly stating, “Truth isn’t truth,” even if he had been under the influence of very potent lysergic acid diethylamide.

Well, perhaps Rudy was under such influence. That would explain a lot.

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